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Salad in Santa Monica

Rangers4me Aug 6, 2008 10:10 AM

Where can I get the best reasonably price, but healthy salad in Santa Monica?

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    vhoppe Aug 6, 2008 10:18 AM

    A Votre Sante in Brentwood; 26 Beach on Lincoln in Marina del Rey; Coral Tree in Brentwood has healthy salads, but "reasonably" priced I'm not sure; Real Food Daily (all vegetarian) in Santa Monica has great salads.

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      ExtraCheesePlease Aug 6, 2008 10:45 AM

      California Chicken Cafe on 26th and Wilshire. Very affordable and very healthy. I love the Chinese Chicken salad and Veggie Salad. Parking is a horror but if you can find a meter, you must go.

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        a_and_w Aug 7, 2008 09:34 AM

        I like CCC, but it bothers me they don't seem to have sliced avocado (just guacamole).

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          Azizeh Barjesteh Aug 7, 2008 01:03 PM

          I also like CCC a lot. Their chicken is pretty bland, though. I only go for their salads, and the veggies + dressing make up for it.

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        thericequeen Aug 6, 2008 12:00 PM

        Any salad on the menu at Cafe Paradiso on the 2400 block of Wilshire. The Tomato and Onion Salad at Koo Koo Roo on Wilshire @ 20th is very tasty and not expensive. Spinach Salad at Earth, Wind and Flour on Wilshire just before 23rd, not cheap but an excellent salad.

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          a_and_w Aug 7, 2008 09:38 AM

          I've passed Cafe Paradiso so many times without checking it out. But the menu on-line looks very promising -- thanks for the tip!

          PS: How are the non-salad items?

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          citizenx Aug 6, 2008 12:24 PM

          Fritto Misto has good, inexpensive salads.

          1. Servorg Aug 6, 2008 06:55 PM

            Mrs. Winston's Green Grocery
            2450 Colorado Ave
            Santa Monica, CA 90407
            (310) 315-2777

            They also have a location on Ocean Park Blvd. in the little mall with the Starbucks, Novel Cafe and il Forno (good neighborhood Italian) at 29 Street.

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              mollyomormon Aug 6, 2008 07:03 PM

              Second this. It can get a little expensive if you aren't careful, but it is the best salad bar I have ever seen!

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                Servorg Aug 6, 2008 07:39 PM

                lol - why is it that I can somehow always select the heaviest salad items in the entire place?

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                  a_and_w Aug 7, 2008 09:36 AM

                  Because the heaviest stuff is also the tastiest LOL! Seriously, love Mrs. Winston's. My only complaint is they don't have real bacon bits available. Also, the cruotons are a little...questionable.

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              matchu Aug 6, 2008 07:58 PM

              Coral Tree Cafe has a fantastic Ahi tuna salad. But for the not-so-healthy, their Cobb salad is phenomenal.

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